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Katholicon of Hilandar Monastery
(Church of the Presentation of the Mother of God), Mount athos, Greece, 1300–1316. Photo: Slobodan Ćurčić
Serbian monastery of Hilandar (Chilandar), built in late 12th century by Stefan Nemanja and his son Rastko Nemanjić (future archbishop Sava, later St. Sava) in Mt. athos in today’s Greece was recipient of many generous gifts by the Ser- bian rulers and noblemen from the 12th to the 14th century. The Monastery of Hilandar obtained 96 villages from Kosovo and Metohija only, with 72 in Metohija and 24 in Kosovo. The other dependencies of Hilandar were three Vlach katuns (shepard’s settlements), with circa 150 households, six churches, five monasteries, four big pastures in lower region, eleven pastures in the mountains, as well as eight vineyards and a number of apiaries and other possessions that became dependencies of monastery of Hilandar. The most generous donators were King Stefan i Nemanjić, King Uroš i Nemanjić, emperor Stefan Dušan Nemanjić and Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović. The most rich dependencies in Kosovo were the metochia in Lipljan and Novo Brdo and in Drenica area, the Holy archangels donated to Hilandar by the sebastocrator Branko Mladenović and his three sons, Roman, Grgur and Vuk Branković. in Metohija there were large dependencies from Velika Hoča, Kruševo and Prizren, up to Dobruša and Koriša area, Kosorić, etc.
Serbia’s Monuments in Kosovo and Rascia (Raška)

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